Border Country Sports Blog-October 14th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Fair Haven Stings Defending Champion Yellowjackets
Last week when I saw the Fair Haven field hockey team play at Granville it was very obvious that the Slaters were a much better team than the powerful Golden Horde had played in previous meetings. Granville coach Katie Barber was very impressed with Fair Haven's speed and athletic ability.
The Slaters continued to show that they are a program on the rise, capturing the biggest win in program history, defeating Windsor 2-1 on Wednesday. The Yellowjackets are the two-time defending state champions in Division III.
Windsor took a 1-0 lead at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter on a goal by Peyton Richardson and things seemed to be going right on schedule for the Yellowjackets.
The Slaters didn't waste anytime getting the equalizer. Alana Williams rattled the back of the cage a little over a minute after the Windsor goal to bring Fair Haven even at 1-1.
The teams played scoreless until the fourth quarter. Windsor put relentless pressure onto the Fair Haven net, but goalie Bailey Pettis thwarted every Yellowjacket attempt.
Sophomore Jaylena Haley scored the game winner for the Slaters, carrying the ball in one on one with Windsor goalie Lindsey Young and slipping it passed her.
Pettis finished with six saves for the Slaters.
Fair Haven is now 3-7-1. Windsor falls to 7-4-1.
Hartford Wins Wild One Over Scots in ADK Volleyball.
When Hartford and Argyle meet each other in sports it is always a big game. I think the two Route 40 rivals could play each other in checkers and manage to find a way to make it exciting. Nowhere are the games between the Tanagers and Scots more exciting than on the volleyball court, and Wednesday's meeting might have been the most classic of them all.
Hartford trailed two sets to one, but rallied to win the final two in dramatic fashion as they edged Argyle 3-2 in a wild ADK match.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-16, 12-25,25-12 and 26-24.
The win on Argyle's court avenges an earlier season loss for the Tanagers.
Tanager coach Wendy Harrington who began the school's program from scratch could not have been more fired up after the final point.
"It's been a few years since we've beaten Argyle and tonight was a match of crazy runs," Harrington told the Post Star. I was very proud of our kids. It was a great character win for us."
Karlee Nims led the Tanagers with 20 kills. Gabbie McFarren had 20 digs for the Tanagers. Sarah Monroe added 25 digs and 18 kills. Izzy French also had a strong match for Hartford.
Katie Lindsay paced the Scots with 23 assists and six blocks. Lilly Kingsley had 14 digs. Skylar McDougall contributed six digs and six kills. Lily Prevost had seven kills and five digs.
Hartford raised their mark to 9-2, 12-2. Argyle dropped to 9-3,10-3.
JV-Argyle wins 2-0 over the Tanagers.
McEachron Hat Trick Leads Granville to Bounce Back Win
The Granville field hockey team bounced back from a tough OT to loss to Hoosick Falls by cruising past Corinth 6-0 Wednesday in their home finale.
The Golden Horde scored three goals in each half to pull away for the win.
Katie McEachon led the way with a hat trick for Granville.
Melissa Beaver gave the Golden Horde a 1-0 lead off an assist from Natalie Williams at 12:37 of the first quarter. McEachron and Reagan Swain added first half goals. Lauren Bascom and Ashley Pratt recorded assists.
McEachron scored twice in the second half with helpers from Williams and Haylie Barber. Rachel Beaver scored with an assist from McEachron.
Megan Decker and Kalyn Gould combined for the shutout in goal.
New York Scoreboard
High School Field Hockey
Salem-Cambridge 1 Greenwich 0
High School Girls Soccer
Hadley-Luzerne 3 Whitehall 0
Salem 5 Granville 0
High School Boys Soccer
Bolton-Warrensburg 1 North Warren 0
Argyle 4 Fort Ann 0
Lake George 4 Hadley-Luzerne 0
High School Volleyball
Lake George 3 Corinth 0
Granville 3 Warrensburg 2
Hadley-Luzerne 3 Fort Edward 1
High School Field Hockey
Burr and Burton 1 Essex 1
Burlington 3 Middlebury 1
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Fair Haven Field Hockey/Tammy Holcomb